"There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Henry David Thoreau on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Henry David Thoreau on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Henry David Thoreau on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Henry David Thoreau on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Henry David Thoreau on Mahatma Gandhi
"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."
"I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude."
"I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will."
"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone."
"The man who goes alone can start today but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready."